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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings in Tartus and Jableh, strongholds of Bashar Assad's regime.
May 23, 2016
During a visit to Hanoi, President Obama announced an end to the five-decade-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam.
May 23, 2016
The medication is the only one available to prevent an infected pregnant woman from passing the disease to a fetus. Pfizer says the shortage should be over in July.
May 23, 2016
Long-lasting hormone contraceptives are now the most recommended form of birth control for young women. And many women say the fact that they can reduce or eliminate periods is a big plus.
May 23, 2016
Clinton's positions on issues from trade to same-sex marriage have changed. Critics say it's often because of political expediency, while supporters insist she learns and adapts to new circumstances.
May 23, 2016
At a news conference in Hanoi, Obama said the move was intended a step toward normalizing relations with the former war enemy and to eliminate a "lingering vestige of the Cold War."
May 23, 2016
We know that climate change will make water scarcer. But it could also have big economic impacts, Richard Damania of the World Bank says.
May 22, 2016
The Pentagon says it is assessing the results of its attack on Mullah Akhtar Mansour. The man was a divisive figure within the Taliban, and the Afghan government saw him as an obstacle to peace.
May 22, 2016
"The methods by which they guide public opinion are very sophisticated — they're way more sophisticated than anybody realized," Harvard professor Gary King says.
May 22, 2016
Egypt's president says the submarine is heading to the area where the plane went down on Thursday. He cautions that determining what caused the crash could take "a lot of time."
May 22, 2016
The Afghan government says that a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
May 22, 2016
A program in Afghanistan that was meant to promote peace is under review. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Douglas Keh of the UN Development Program about the success the program.
May 22, 2016
Gun control will likely be an important topic in the general election. On Saturday, Hillary Clinton spoke to mothers who have lost children to gun violence at an event in Florida.
May 22, 2016
The Labor Department announced new rules to make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. Annie Lowrey of New York Magazine talks about what this could mean for businesses and workers.
May 22, 2016
Leslie Blanchard worried her daughter might bully another child, and decided to nip it in the bud. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin how she did it.
May 22, 2016
The TV networks recently tried to sell their new shows to advertisers at the 2016 upfronts. But most of the shows being sold are things you've already seen.
May 22, 2016
As churches seek understanding about the LGBT community, a Dallas pastor wrote a blog post sharing seven things he learned about transgender people. Rachel Martin speaks with Pastor Mark Wingfield.
May 22, 2016
Five years ago, a massive tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., killing 161 people. This week, Joplin will host leaders from other tornado-stricken cities to discuss the lessons they've learned.
May 22, 2016
More than 330 million Indians are desperate for water, leading some to rely on an ancient — and unproven — method to find it underground.
May 22, 2016
The Raptors surprised basketball fans Saturday night when they beat the Cavaliers. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of Slate's "The Gist" podcast about what the finals may look like.
May 22, 2016

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